Title:
Maxillary and temporal fibrous dysplasia: three cases
Authors:
A.F. Kroglu, K.Yuca, H.C¬łankaya ,A. Kutluhan,T. Kara
Institutions:
YuzuncuYil University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Van, Turkey
Keywords:
Fibrous dysplasia; maxillary sinus; temporal bone
Pages:
177 - 180
Abstract:
Maxillary and temporal fibrous dysplasia: three cases. Problems/objectives:Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign, expansile lesion of bone with slow progression and unknown origin. The purpose of this report is to make physi- cians aware of the symptoms, methods for differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Methodology: Three cases of monostotic FD are presented; two involving the maxillary sinus, and one in temporal bone. CT scans are the definitive diagnostic and follow-up method. Surgical approaches to alleviate the symptoms, including facial deformity, are described. Results: FD went undiagnosed for three years in these patients.All three patients were relieved of the symptoms by lim- ited surgery, and remained asymptomatic for up to two years after the surgery, with no signs of recurrence. Conclusions: Practitioners should be alert to the possibility of FD, particularly if patients develop narrowing of the ear canal, or progressive postauricular or maxillofacial enlargement. Minimal surgery to alleviate the symptoms is the treat- ment of choice.
Issue:
Vol. 1, 2005, 4th trimester


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Maxillary and temporal fibrous dysplasia: three cases